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zero tolerance

n.
A law, policy, or practice that provides for the imposition of severe penalties for a proscribed offense or behavior without making exceptions for extenuating circumstances.

zero tolerance

n
1. (Law)
a. the policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance
b. (as modifier): a zero-tolerance policy on drugs.
2. the policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance
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Noun1.zero tolerance - extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law)zero tolerance - extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law); "he urged zero tolerance for priests who abuse children sexually"
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
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"We have strictly enforced a zero tolerance policy against corruption right from the day we formed the government", they added.
GMB union convener John McMenemy welcomed this approach and reaffirmed his trade union's support for the council's commitment to zero tolerance of violence and aggression.
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A report adds: "The council seeks to ensure that it creates a zero tolerance culture in order for it to be effective in its approach to dealing with fraud, corruption and bribery.
Customs and Border Protection expects a small number of children separated for reasons other than zero tolerance would remain separated, including if the familial relationship cannot be confirmed.
The IG directed officers to adopt zero tolerance policy against violations, including overloading and violations of motorcyclists.
Assertions about zero tolerance and warnings to criminals about the response of the authorities do not sound serious nor inspire public confidence, as they sound more like warnings to misbehaving schoolchildren.
The current NWC, headed by Prince Uche Secondus, in taking this decision complied with their campaign promise of zero tolerance for impunity, indiscipline and unconstitutionality.
"The Government of the Republic of Macedonia is honoring the principle of zero tolerance to corruption.
Her zero tolerance for a person's sexual orientation or transgender status is unacceptable to us.
Summary: New Delhi [India] Nov.20 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) Defence Subhash Bhamre on Monday said that there is zero tolerance to the terrorism.